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Godzdogz

The blog of the Dominican student brothers at Blackfriars, Oxford.

Built on the four pillars of our Dominican life – preaching, prayer, study, and community – Godzdogz offers many resources for exploring the Catholic Faith today.
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Why Sacramental Confession?

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

By Br Isaac Maria Wharton | A reflection on the importance of the sacrament of Reconciliation. Read more

The fullness of life

Monday, April 30, 2018

By Br Isaac Maria Wharton | These last weeks have seen an intense focus on the plight of Alfie Evans and his family. Many questions have been raised. Questions about the relationship between parents, children, doctors and the legal authorities. Questions about when it can be legitimate to gently withdraw burdensome treatment. The need to restate that that the administration of water and food is a natural means of preserving life, not a medical act and should be considered morally obligatory in the case of those in persistent vegetative states. Read more

Holy Thursday - A new law given in the Body

Thursday, March 29, 2018

By Br Isaac Maria Wharton | The Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson, has been in the news a lot recently. His latest book, “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos” has dominated Amazon’s top purchase list for almost two months now. Among some of the 12 rules he presents are the following.  Read more

Praying with Caryll Houselander in Lent

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Caryll Houselander was born in Bath on the Feast of St Michael the Archangel, 1901. Entering the Church at 7 years old, (hence calling herself ‘a rocking horse catholic’ in distinction to a ‘cradle catholic’), she became a writer, a poet, a mystic and a counsellor to many, particularly children, at the height of the blitz.  Read more

Puer natus est nobis

Monday, December 25, 2017
The Lord hath said to me: Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten Thee. Why have the Gentiles raged, and the people devised vain things? Read more

Neglected Books of the Old Testament: Zephaniah

Monday, November 20, 2017

We are approaching the Feast of Christ the King, coming at the end of the month. In this feast, we are invited to renew our faith in the promises of Christ, that he will return again to judge the world, to bring human life to its final culmination. We believe that his return will be the moment of truth, par-excellence, when all that is hidden will revealed. Guardini writes in his Eternal Life, Read more

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